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Where this summer’s big football movers will be buying property

With just weeks until the new football season begins, transfer rumours are abound and many players have already moved, but where will these big names be buying their new properties?

The biggest transfer rumour of the summer so far has been a potential move of Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. With a reported transfer fee of around £100 million being touted, Bale will certainly be able to afford an incredible property, and may join many of his potential new teammates in the La Moraleja district of northern Madrid. This is the area where David Beckham, Roberto Carlos and Gonzalo Higuaín once lived, and is still home to the likes of Sergio Ramos and Mesut Özil.

Another potential mover linked with Real Madrid is Liverpool’s Uruguayan troublemaker Luis Suarez. However, he has also been linked with a £50 million move to Arsenal, and so could soon be looking to invest in property in the affluent areas of north London. Hampstead is a popular area for Arsenal players, although some, such as Theo Walcott, decide to live a little further out in Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties.

One former Arsenal player who may be on his way back to the UK is Cesc Fabregas. Currently playing for Barcelona after leaving the Gunners in 2011 for around £30 million, new Manchester United manager David Moyes has been trying desperately to make the midfield maestro his first major signing for the club. The area of choice for Manchester United players is without doubt Wilmslow in Cheshire. Not only does former manager Sir Alex Ferguson live there, but so does the likes of Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic, Nani and Phil Jones. Many Manchester City player is also buy property in Wilmslow.

Players already looking to buy property

Of course, transfer rumours aside, some deals have actually already gone through, meaning that there are many players already looking to buy property. Liverpool have been very busy during the transfer window so far having already signed players such as Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet and Iago Aspas. Unlike many Manchester-based players, Liverpool players tend to live closer to the city, in affluent areas such as Freshfield (Steven Gerrard) and Blundellsands (Jamie Carragher).

One of the first players to move during the summer transfer window was Andy Carroll, who left Liverpool for West Ham for around £15 million. Despite being a flop on Merseyside, Carroll will certainly still have enough money put by to afford either a luxury London townhouse, or a country mansion on the outskirts of the capital. Many London based players own property in Surrey such as John Terry, Scott Parker and Ashley Cole, and Carroll could be the latest player to buy property there.

Finally, last season’s surprise package, Swansea City, have already been doing very well in the transfer market, signing such players as Wilfried Bony and Alejandro Pozuelo. The most affluent areas of Swansea to buy property include Bishopston, Dunvant and Murton were many Swansea City players live.

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